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**** The Official Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL Thread ****

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by sesevans, 22 May 2017.

  1. MarkN

    Associate

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    I tried a few and the best ones I think were called ghost sheild or something but on white backgrounds they looked really grainy. I eventually did the crazy thing and bought the white stone dome one. It's very good but should be at the price!
     
  2. Simps

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    By the way I found out what I said by going to Google Activity / Voice and Audio. I looked at the day I was at the zoo and played back what I said and it was actually "Navigate to home" That is why it worked for me that day.
    But "Navigate Home" does not work.
     
  3. _Jimlad_

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    Ha ha yeah that does work!

    That's a bug that needs fixing!
     
  4. lmfy2k

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    Find it a bit odd that cpw/curry's sell pixel xl 2 cheaper than Google direct.

    From doing some searching I beleive curry's is cheapest for the pixel 2 xl @ £629 plus quidco.?
     
  5. xb8browney

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    Buying power, they're Dixon's Carphone remember.
     
  6. lmfy2k

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    Location: Manchester

  7. remy87

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    Thanks probably have to do this then. I work outdoors so really need some protection.
     
  8. Simps

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    Location: Midlands/UK

    Does anyone else have issues with pinch zoom on google maps with Satellite view enabled. Mine jumps all over the place sometimes.
    Also on sometimes in google now whilst looking at different news I tap the screen with my index finger to scroll and it does not scroll.
    I have installed a multi touch indicator and every touch registers.
    Is it a problem with the screen or the sites and google maps ?
    Cheers.
     
  9. Kol

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    Location: London

    I get issues with pinch zoom on loads of things. At first I thought I was pressing the screen with other fingers but nope, just normal :/
     
  10. Simps

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    So it's not just me then. Thanks for the reply.
    I was about to return the phone as well.
     
  11. breeza

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    Fantastic support from Google today..

    Have had a Nexus 6p from launch. First one started shutting down with 20% battery showing after about a year and a half of daily use. Google swapped it out for a new one which has started to now do the same thing.

    Phoned up the support line and they said they couldn't repair or replace it but would refund the full amount on return.
    So that's £450 back.

    I had requested a price match early this year when I was toying with changing for a new Pixel 2. That was a match against Carphone Warehouse for £489 which I never took up at the time. Talked to the google store support and they said my original price promise was still valid so went ahead and ordered the black 64gb version.

    So all in all not a bad swap for £40 extra!!! Can't fault that service one bit :)

    I did originally preorder an XL when they were announced but cancelled when all the screen issues came to light and I didn't get on with the blue shift when I played with one in the shop. I am sure I will cope with the small one knowing my bank balance hasn't been hit.
     
  12. lmfy2k

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    Stunning support that mate :) you must be well happy.
     
  13. Swinbag

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    Wow, that's some brilliant support there - congrats on the upgrade :)
     
  14. Simps

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  15. NorthstaNder

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    Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

  16. NorthstaNder

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    Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

    I must say, I read this thread regularly and I don't ever seem to have any of the issues you guys are having. Is that purely down to the fact I have a Pixel 2 and most of you have the XL?
     
  17. chanjy

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    It's not that, most people who have no problems will not be posting - like me :)
     
  18. NorthstaNder

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    Haha! Yes I guess you're all the noisy minority!!
     
  19. GMac11

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    Me too! Normally when the first post about an update appears here I have to spam update for 3 or 4 days to get it, this time, boom first go.
     
  20. ddoubleep

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    Likewise. Just done an update. Hoping the one about video makes an improvement and battery goes back to normal as the previous month's update got me less SOT.